Dinner @ Tomi Sushi

August 28, 2014 in Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

It being my birthday month (Oh my, it still is!), I did my usual google-ing to sass out restaurants (which I deem) suitable for family meals-out; Good food, not too expensive (since we are a big group) and nice environment.

With the help of Instagram too, I came across Tomi Sushi. And I thought it will be a nice change to try a different Japanese chain restaurant. Having 2 outlets qualify them as being a chain restaurant, right? =)

I was not able to make a reservation as their line was engaged for all my 3 attempts. But fortunately, we were seated promptly when we arrived on a weekday evening. And what stood out was the variety of set menu that Tomi Sushi offered.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Kappa sushi, $4 (above) – Instead of one chunky strip, the chef went the extra mile of slicing the cucumber into very thin strips.

2) Otoro sushi, $30 (above) – We ordered this as part of their maguro promotion where 2 pieces were going for $15 instead of the usual $30. And for the price, this was justifiably good.

3) Tamago Tsumami, $8 (above) – Served cold, this densely layered egg omelette was exactly how a good tamago should be.

4) Harasu shioyaki, $12 (above) – Salmon belly. I am not one who normally order such, so thank god for my brother. It was so good! Salmon was succulent and tender. A must try!

5) Sashimi (above) – This was ordered from the chef’s recommendation menu. We chose to have kuromutsu (sea bass) sashimi at $34 and akagai (ark shell) sashimi at $18. Besides sashimi, one can also opt to have it as nigiri sushi or whole (only for fish option).

6) Tokujyo chirashi, $54 (above) – I was having a craving for chirashi, thus this order. Tomi Sushi takes pride for using Koshihikari rice, and I certainly enjoyed the rice which was still warm when I tucked in. I liked how pieces of adequately-sized seaweed were placed between the sashimi and rice. But in terms of variety and value, one may prefer their set menus.

7) Unaju set, $45 (above) – Besides the eel, the set included salad, fruits, chawanmushi and miso soup.

8) Chicken teriyaki gozen, $35 (above) – Sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodle and fruits came along with the teriyaki chicken. Chawanmushi was an additional order at $6.

9) Sushi gozen, $54 (above) – Generous portion which was enough for 2 to share! We topped up $3 to change the miso soup to noodle (udon).

Tomi Sushi is definitely an ideal place for family meal-out or big group gatherings. They also have different soy sauces for sushi and sashimi. But unfortunately, we couldn’t taste the difference. Ha. Service was good as our drinks got topped up regularly and it was not too difficult to get their attention as we ordered additional dishes throughout our dinner. Their a-la carte dishes maybe a little pricier than other chain restaurants, but rest assured it’s because one is paying for the better quality of food.

238 Thomson Road, Velocity, 02-76/77, Singapore
6255 2355, Website
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 11:30 – 22:30
Ambience: 6
Value: 7
Service: 6